Search Results: "Gail Levin"


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LEE KRASNER by Gail Levin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2011

"Levin deftly connects Krasner's biography to the social and political upheaval of the time. Her long experience in the art world gives insight into the landscape of 20th-century artists, art dealers and museums."
First biography of Lee Krasner (1908-1984), Jackson Pollock's wife but also a significant artist in her own right. Read full book review >

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BECOMING JUDY CHICAGO by Gail Levin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"A gift for those interested in the history of American art and the history of feminism."
An engrossing, vivid study of the life and work of one of America's most important feminist artists. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 29, 1995

"Depressing, at times tedious, yet nonetheless compelling, this book bears well the inevitable comparison to one of Hopper's signature tableaus. (100 drawings and photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
This sprawling study of his career and marriage sets the great painter of modern bleakness in an important new light but fails to fully illuminate his psyche. Read full book review >

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The Gail Force by Robert Lane
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A consistently entertaining and self-assured crime thriller."
A private investigator attempts to infiltrate a blackmail ring, with the assistance of the FBI. Read full book review >

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THORN by Betty Levin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Strongly lyrical writing, the unusual structure and provocative themes distinguish a stimulating work that evokes comparison with Peter Dickinson's Bone from a Dry Sea and Lois Lowry's The Giver. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The prehistoric People of the Singing Seals live on the brink of dissolution: food scarcity, low birth rate and high number of babies with birth defects. Read full book review >

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THE BANISHED by Betty Levin
Released: Aug. 26, 1999

"This complex, atmospheric morality tale offers no easy answers, and takes place in a world that is alien and exotic. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In a prequel to The Ice Bear (1986), Siri's people live in the frozen Starkland settlement, residing peacefully with the primitive Furfolk, who communicate by whuffles and grunts. Read full book review >

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LOOK BACK, MOSS by Betty Levin
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Readers attracted by the strongly drawn main characters will find the author's unusually even-handed treatment of a sensitive issue worth pondering. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The sheep-herding border collie of Away To Me, Moss (1994) changes another life after being mauled by coyotes and stolen by animal rights extremists. Read full book review >

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ISLAND BOUND by Betty Levin
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"But by the end, even tenacious readers won't know if there was a ghost, if Joellen somehow controlled events through her writings, or if she was just the victim of uncanny coincidences. (Fiction. 10+)"
Chris is spending a week alone on deserted Fowlers Island, despite rumors that it is haunted, just to prove he can. Read full book review >

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KING TUT'S PRIVATE EYE by Lee Levin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 1996

That nudge-nudge wink-wink title should clue you in to a tongue-in-cheek mystery. Read full book review >

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FIRE IN THE WIND by Betty Levin
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 31, 1995

"Although the plot unravels slightly in the aftermath of the disaster, Meg's story is a sensitive and beautifully told adventure. (Fiction. 8+)"
It's 1947, and aided by a drought and the careless logging of the postwar building boom, wildfires leave a path of desolation after destroying forests and homes throughout the state of Maine. Read full book review >

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AWAY TO ME, MOSS by Betty Levin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A thoughtful, satisfying novel; wayward, gifted Moss is entrancing. (Glossary) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Levin (Starshine and Sunglow, p. 702, etc.) can be relied on for multidimensional stories. Read full book review >